Proposed X-Ray Regulations Could Have Large Cost for Dental Profession

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The Colorado Board of Health will meet in coming months to consider sweeping changes to the x-ray regulations that govern healthcare providers. Significant impacts for the dental profession are anticipated if the rules are adopted in current form. The most impactful change proposed in the rule is the requirement for implementation of rectangular collimation for dental x-ray equipment by 2022. …

Are Your Dental Assistants Compliant with New X-Ray Training Standards?

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From the Winter 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association In 2016, the Colorado Dental Board revised its rules regarding x-ray training for dental assistants. This increased “machine operation exposure factor” training requirement accounts for newer technologies like digital x-rays and CBCT. As a reminder, all dental assistants or office personnel who expose radiographs must be trained through a Commission on …

CDA Comments on Proposed X-Ray Regulation Changes

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The CDA recently submitted feedback to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) regarding proposed changes and updates to x-ray machine regulations for healthcare providers. The changes are intended to align state x-ray regulations with national standards that were updated in 2015. In response to the broad proposed changes, the CDA’s comment letter urged the state to: reject …

Pending Changes to State X-Ray Regulations: How Do They Affect Dental Offices?

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Colorado’s public health agency, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), has proposed broad changes and updates to x-ray machine regulations for healthcare providers. The changes are intended to align state x-ray regulations with national standards that were updated in 2015. The biggest changes for dental offices are anticipated to include: Operator Training New requirements for detailed annual …